Andrea Soos has been a student of yoga for 28 years, and is one of Hamilton’s pioneering teachers. At an early age, she recognized the role of yoga in fostering overall well-being, and completed her teacher training shortly after receiving a Life Science degree from McMaster University in 1994. Known for her warm, smart & lighthearted teaching, Andrea opened west Hamilton’s first yoga studio which she has directed since 1998. A well-respected yoga educator, she has mentored many yoga teachers-in-training, served as a sessional lecturer for McMaster’s Department of Kinesiology, and has been a guest speaker for Hamilton Health Sciences Leadership Forum and the Hamilton Branch of Osteoporosis Canada.
Andrea has studied with a number of mentors in various fields to better understand movement, pain science, injury-prevention and what constitutes ‘safe, lifelong practice’. A majority of her students have been practising with her for decades, and are moving well into their 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. She welcomes students of all ages and abilities, and is committed to helping them enjoy more ease, strength and resilience in body, mind & heart.
Andrea is particularly interested in the blending of movement, mindfulness and iRest Yoga Nidra - a guided meditation practice from the yoga tradtition - and draws on her ongoing studies in biomechanics, strength training and nervous system regulation when facilitating her online programs to foster physical and mental wellness.
After 24 years in business, Andrea is pleased to continue sharing an intimate and supportive online environment with many longterm and new students. She never would have imagined teaching on Zoom or offering recorded classes, and is thankful for the opportunity to keep her work alive in this format during these changing times. Moving and learning online works surprisingly well, and offers participants to join more frequently and on their own schedule with the addition of on-demand classes. A new frontier over the course of a long career of bringing people together through movement!